4th Of July Fireworks Return To East River

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the summer’s highlights is returning to its usual location this year. The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display is coming back to the East River, after spending the last five years over the Hudson River. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the switch on […]

APAC Gets New Leader

After a nearly year-long search, the Astoria Performing Arts Center has a new leader. The nonprofit announced last week that Erin Moore would take over as APAC’s new executive director on April 14. Moore, who has worked with theaters and performing arts organizations throughout the City since 2011, has a Master of Arts degree in […]

Events In Queens For April 10-16

Events In Queens For April 10-16

Black Violin, Flushing Town Hall, Saturday, 4/12 (see below). FRIDAY 4/11 THE MARK WADE TRIO Bassist and composer Mark Wade leads his dynamic trio in an evening of original jazz compositions at Flushing Town Hall. The trio, featuring Tim Harrison on piano and Scott Neumann on drums, will debut a lineup of music that is […]

Events In Queens For April 3-9

Events In Queens For April 3-9

The Manhattan Transfer, Queensborough Community College, Sunday, Apr. 6 (see below). FRIDAY 4/4 FROZEN The New York Hall of Science will air the Disney movie “Frozen” in 3D on April 4, 5 and 6. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer […]

MTA President Fails To Listen To LIC Residents

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Residents, local businesses and community groups voiced concerns to Metropolitan Transportation Authority representatives about the dire need for a shuttle bus that goes directly to Grand Central during the weekends of the No. 7 train shutdowns, between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, during a special meeting last week at PS/IS […]

LIC Bars Battle Over Their Name

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A local bar in Long Island City is battling for the authenticity of its name with a neighboring bar that opened last fall. Mixologist Richard Boccato, owner of a bar called Dutch Kills, located at 27-24 Jackson Ave., recently filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court against Dominic Stiller, one […]

Photo Gallery In LIC Showcases Bangladesh

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A new photo gallery is up for show in Long Island City, reflecting on life in Bangladesh. For the first time, the “Eyes on Bangladesh” exhibition will showcase the work of nine Bengali photographers from New York City, starting on March 26. While organizing the exhibition, co-curator Ayesha Akhtar, along […]

Focus On Queens, Mar. 20

Leslie Gil Morales of East Elmhurst, a fourth-year professional photographic illustration student at Rochester Institute of Technology, is studying abroad in Havana, Cuba during the spring 2014 semester. Augustin Lianzo of Ridgewood was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester at Siena College in Loudonville. Diana Bernal of East Elmhurst was inducted […]